Group Opportunities

Group Opportunities

In addition to working individually with students, the AEC offers psycho-educational groups during the academic year which provide students with support, opportunities to connect with and learn from one another, as well as additional tools and resources.

Email or call 541-346-1155 for more information.


ADHD Strategies and Support Group


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Group Description: The ADHD Strategies and Support Group is a space for students with ADHD to let down their walls and talk about what it’s really like to have ADHD. The group introduces a strengths-based understanding of ADHD, while still acknowledging and addressing the very real (and quite frustrating) ADHD-related challenges that get in the way of students reaching their potential. Students in the group have an opportunity to develop and practice creative strategies and practical skills in areas of time-management, motivation/getting started, follow-through, self-care, and self-advocacy. The group can also help students create a stronger sense of community around ADHD as an important aspect of identity and everyday experience – it’s truly powerful to be around other people who “get it!” Join us on Fridays at 3:00pm!

​​​Group Facilitators: Nathan Mather & Samantha Martinez
Fridays, 3:00-4:00 pm 
Starting Week 3, January 15th
Interested? Please contact Nathan at

Social Connectedness Group


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Group Description: The Social Connectedness Group (SCG)  is a peer-directed social group designed for people on the autism spectrum and with related diagnoses or identities to socialize in a safe and welcoming setting. Although there are group facilitators who will help structure meetings at times, the group is largely student led! Topics are determined according to student interests and experiences.  While the group was not originally designed to be a support group, group members often give and receive support. We engage in discussions about an array of topics such as self-advocacy with professors, making friends, dating, or disclosing disability identities, but mostly people enjoy talking about their current experiences. Join us Fridays at 4:30pm!

Group Facilitators: Nathan Mather & Samantha Martinez
Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm 
Starting Week 3, January 15th
Interested? Please contact Samantha at